Accident & Injury Claims FAQ
FAQs About Accident Injury Compensation Claims
If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident, you’re probably trying to get the answers to many important questions. The following are some of the most common questions asked about chiropractic care and accident injury compensation claims.
How much in medical benefits am I eligible for after an accident?
Florida law states that you must have a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection. This means that you could be eligible for at least $10,000 in medical benefits. Keep in mind, your insurance policy could allow for more coverage.
How long do I have to get medical help after an accident?
You have approximately 14 days to seek medical treatment after an accident in order to be eligible to receive medical benefits from your insurer.
I don’t think I was hurt in my accident, should I still get medical help?
Yes. Many injuries after an accident are not apparent. You may have suffered whiplash, sprains or strains, and musculoskeletal injuries during the crash. These injuries may not be apparent until hours after the accident when your neck and back are stiff or you have difficulty moving about.
Should I call a lawyer first?
Before you call a lawyer, call a chiropractor. The law only gives you 14 days to seek medical help, but you have four years to contact a lawyer about making an accident injury compensation claim.
How does seeing a chiropractor help me get medical compensation?
A chiropractor can provide a complete evaluation of your injuries, which will be needed to ensure you receive medical compensation. Without a professional diagnosis, an insurance company or the other driver who hit you may claim you were not injured in the crash.
What if the accident was my fault?
Even if the accident was your fault, you could still be eligible for medical benefits that can help you if you were hurt in a car crash.
How long should I see a chiropractor?
Your chiropractor will help development a treatment plan for your injuries. You may need to see a chiropractor frequently at first, and then less and less as your body begins to heal.
How can a chiropractor help after my accident?
There are many benefits to chiropractic care, including increased range motion, pain relief, and decrease the risk of a reinjuring yourself. Along with helping you heal from your injuries, your chiropractor will also diagnose your injuries which will aid in accident injury compensation claims process.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Chiropractic therapies are safe, non-invasive and drug-free. When performed by a licensed chiropractor, adjustments, and other chiropractic therapies are extremely safe.
My child was injured in an accident, can they receive chiropractic care too?
Yes, children can also benefit from chiropractic care if they have suffered any back and neck injuries. If you have any specific questions about your child’s treatment plan, speak with your chiropractor right away.
Do insurance plans cover seeing a chiropractor?
Most health insurance plans cover chiropractor visits. If you are injured in an accident, the medical benefits you are entitled to from your insurer should also cover these visits.
Are adjustments the only thing chiropractors do?
No. Chiropractors may also use other forms of therapy, such as hot/cold therapy, exercise, and massage. A chiropractor may also help with nutritional planning.